Posted on 04.27.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The government has said that it will not allow the prices of domestic gas cylinders to increase, but Litro and Laugfs gas companies have already increased their prices.
These companies used fraudulent method to increase the prices of domestic LP gas sold. Therefore, instead of weighing in kilograms, the volume of gas contained per litre has been introduced to the market. Previously the maximum retail price of a 12.5kg cylinder was Rs 1493.00 and the volume of Gas in that was 24.5 litres. Introduced new cylinder with a volume of 18 litres and actual weight is 9.18kg. The introduced cylinder is named as Litro Premium Hybrid which is priced at Rs 1395.00.
In parallel, Laugfs Gas is to launch an 18-litre cylinder for Rs 1395.00. However, with the intervention of the Consumer Affairs Authority, the new gas cylinder has been ordered to be removed from the market as it has created legal issues.